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The HSR Center supports health services research studies that aim to enhance, improve, and revise healthcare systems so that they can perform at the highest quality, value, and deliver the best patient outcomes. The program aims to not only have an impact on Emory University and Emory Healthcare's missions, but to also create a paradigm for clinical/research institutions nationwide.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

2021 UNC Institute on Implementation Science Virtual Series – April Webinar, "The Importance of Building Psychological Safety Among Staff and Stakeholders for Successful Implementation." Thursday, April 15, 2021, 10:30 AM–12:00 PM. For more information, visit the event website. Free registration here.

7th Annual Health Services Research Day. A virtual symposium and networking opportunity involving researchers across Georgia learning about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities. Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Additional information. Co-sponsored by the Emory Health Services Research Center and the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance. Register here.

HSR Center Faculty Spotlight

Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH

In addition to being a member of the Health Services Research Center at Emory, Dr. Katie Ross-Driscoll is a member of the Emory Transplant Health Services and Outcomes Research Program of the Emory Department of Surgery.

She received her MPH and PhD, both in epidemiology, at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Dr. Ross-Driscoll's primary research focuses on the influence that access to care and quality of care has on racial, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in outcomes among patients with end-stage liver disease. She has been building a diverse body of work in health services research since her MPH years, has received a variety of research awards including the Young Innovator Award and the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and been published in such leading journals as the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Ross-Driscoll's School of Medicine Profile

HSR Center Spotlight: Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH

HSR-Related News

Emory University received more federal research dollars from the National Institutes of Health than ever before according to an independent ranking of peer institutions. The Fiscal Year 2020 rankings from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research compare schools and departments across the United States on the basis of NIH funding.

Emory researchers are enhancing a dynamic COVID-19 Health Equity dashboard to examine how U.S. states are progressing on the vaccination. Reports indicate that Black Americans, who have been disproportionately impacted by the virus, are lagging behind in getting the vaccine.

The RaDIANT (Reducing Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplantation) Study seeks to ensure equity among patients being referred for kidney transplant and in every step of the transplant process. It was initially limited to Georgia dialysis facilities, then widened to include North Carolina and South Carolina dialysis facilities, and has now expanded to the national level.

The Winship at Emory Midtown facility, located on the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus, is designed to change the way cancer care is delivered to patients. The new facility will feature a 17-story, 450,000 square foot center for cancer research and inpatient and outpatient healthcare. Winship at Midtown will unite Emory's excellence in scientific research with top-ranked hospital care in Georgia.

Recent Emory HSR Publications

Contact Us

Rachel Patzer, PhD
Director, Emory Health Services Research Center

Larissa Teunis, MPA
Program Manager, Emory Health Services Research Center

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